Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 16:32:40 -0600
From: Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
Subject: Re: Mellon Grant


If you come across any discussions of gender neutral, or epicene pronouns, let
me know. I still maintain a database of forms. There was some discussion of
them in the 1880s in literary journals in the US, but what I've found was
through sheer luck, as the indexing is not very thorough, and certainly wasn't


At 04:37 PM 3/2/98 -0500, you wrote:

I have recently received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for

research utilizing the JSTOR electronic journal archive, which allows

users to search journals going back as far as 1884, to find early uses of

words and phrases. I would welcome suggestions of interesting terms to

investigate. The terms should be of a sort likely to occur in

economics, political science, history, sociology, education,

Asian studies, philosophy, mathematics, or ecology journals.


Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)

Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD

and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES

Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998

e-mail: fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ISBN 0-19-509547-2


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